Swinging Radio England was a top 40 pirate radio station that operated off the coast of England in the North Sea from 1966 to 1968. The station was founded by Don Pierson and was notable for being one of the first pirate radio stations to use a ship as its base of operations.
Swinging Radio England first went on air in May 1966 from a ship called the MV Galaxy. The station was founded by Don Pierson, a former radio engineer from the United States. It quickly became popular with listeners in the UK and Europe, thanks to its eclectic mix of music and lively DJs. The British government passed the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act in 1967, which made it illegal to operate a pirate radio station in UK waters. As a result, Swinging Radio England was forced to move its operations to a ship in international waters. The station continued to operate until 1968 when the British government finally shut it down. However, it resurfaced again as internet radio. Nowadays, Swinging Radio England only plays the best of the ’60s and 70’s all day long.
The first option is by tuning in on their website, or you can search for the station online on your mobile device or computer.